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October 3, 2012

Murder suspect confesses to reporters

Donald Adams says he deserves death penalty

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BLUEFIELD, W. Va. —

As Adams was being led away, he stopped to speak with the Bluefield Daily Telegraph and other media and admitted to killing John Watkins and injuring Monika Watkins. He stated that he had lived beside the couple for two years and borrowed money from them on several occasions. Adams added that he intended to rob them Monday to get money for more drugs.

"Yes, I was on drugs," Adams said of the Monday night attack. "That’s why I'm guilty as charged."

Adams, who said he was addicted to crack cocaine, added he was high on the drug during the robbery.

"That was no excuse. That’s a poor excuse." He had advice for people who are now addicted to drugs and for young people who might consider using them. He fingered the restraints and chains he was wearing. "Don't follow in my footsteps."

Adams said he hoped the victims’ families could forgive him.

"I'd say if West Virginia had a death penalty, I would probably deserve it,"  Adams said.

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Details for this story were provided by the Bluefield, W. Va., Daily Telegraph

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